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5 Free 3D Printing & Design Resources for Kids

The way that kids view things changes everything. Back in January when I went to the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 3D printers were being highlighted. Honestly, I really wasn't that impressed. I didn't “get” what the whole fuss was about. Fast forward a couple of months…my oldest son Michael was chosen to be a part of his school’s 3D printing club and he was so … [Read More...]

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Good Food Force National Meeting Highlights

I attended the Good Food Force National Meeting this past weekend in Washington, DC. Hosted and sponsored by MomsRising.org, the event was focused on bringing together volunteer food advocates who wanted to learn more about junk food marketing to kids, healthy school foods … [Read More...]

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Terhune Orchards Fall Festival

Every year, my family goes apple picking. We normally go to DuBois Farms in Highland, NY but this year we went with a group of friends to a new spot.  We went to Terhune Orchards Fall Festival (in Princeton, New Jersey) on Saturday and had a great time. There was pumpkin … [Read More...]

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8+ Boy-Approved Book Gift Ideas

A Facebook friend recently shared a link to The Percy Jackson Problem, an article in The New Yorker. Basically, the author explores two different reading philosophies for kids - “just so long as they’re reading” versus “the kind of book does make a difference” camps. It’s an … [Read More...]

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Stir Fry Dinner Party

A few weeks ago, three married couples came over to our home to eat with my family. Since there were various diet restrictions (various meat and no grains), I made it a “make your own stir fry dinner party" night. I put several vegetables, meats and a large bowl of brown … [Read More...]